Events

GMBC leadership received an OK from VT State and our insurance provider to reopen at least some scheduled events. On July 4th VP and day touring rides will start. Perhaps TTs and Tuesday evening rides will start in late July. Practice Crits and Wednesday evening rides are a question mark. We must strictly adhere to all the VT State Health guidelines, therefore we have significant changes to our event procedures. These procedures may evolve through the riding season as State and local requirements change.

  •  Do not come if you feel sick or have had a known recent exposure to Covid-19.
  • Online signup is required. Signup information will be in the GMBC list-serve announcement for each ride. Contact kevinbessett@gmavt.net if you do not subscribe to the list serve.
  • Rides are currently limited to 50 total with no more than 15/group on the road. 
  • Close drafting is not permitted. Six to ten feet of separation (wheel to wheel) is required.
  • You must not “spray” fellow riders when coughing, clearing the nose, etc.
  • You must carry a mask for use before and after the ride, during rest stops, and when assisting with mechanicals. The mask is a courtesy to others in case you unknowingly have the virus: my mask protects you, your mask protects me. You do not need to wear a mask while riding (with the above mentioned correct social distancing). 
  • Bring all your own water, food, bike tire supplies, etc.
  • Due to the virus, some ride leaders have understandably decided not to lead their originally scheduled rides. If replacement leaders are not found, those rides will be cancelled. Please contact Phyl if you would like to volunteer. 
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  • Sat Training Rides

    Sat Training Rides

    All day
    May 2, 2020

     Specifics for each ride (e.g. start time, weather, parking) are announced through the GMBC email list.

    Start times vary during the year. Riding with front and rear lights is recommended all season.

    For more information, please see Sat Training Rides.

  • Almost in Canada Mostly Unpaved

    Almost in Canada Mostly Unpaved

    9:45 am-9:50 am
    May 2, 2020

    25 miles (M) with over 1,300 feet of climbing on dirt and gravel back roads in Sheldon and Franklin, past many small farms, with great views of Jay Peak and Mt. Mansfield. There are some quiet sections of pavement and short sections on the Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail and the railbed that will be part of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail when that trail is completed. Hammerheads can add a leaderless self-guided loop to the far end that would make their ride 47 miles with 2,851 feet of climbing. 

    Meeting place: Sheldon, exact location to be announced

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  • Covered Bridges of Chittenden County

    Covered Bridges of Chittenden County

    9:45 am-9:50 am
    May 3, 2020

    1715-1797 Swift St, South Burlington, VT 05403, USA

    1715-1797 Swift St, South Burlington, VT 05403, USA

    23 (E), 30 (E/M) and 36 (M) mile options of rolling hills through Shelburne and Charlotte with the longer ride going through Ferrisburgh. Possible food stops include the Old Brick Store in Charlotte or a convenience store in Ferrisburgh for the long ride. Visit up to four of the five covered bridges in Chittenden County – the Shelburne Covered Bridge and the Holmes, Sequin and Quinlin bridges in Charlotte.

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  • Tues Training Rides

    Tues Training Rides

    All day
    May 5, 2020

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    Start times vary during the year (because of the sunset)!! Riding with front and rear lights is recommended all season.
    • Early season (through April): on the road at 5:30 PM or earlier
    • Prime season (May through August): on the road at 6:00 PM
    • Late season (September until ??): on the road at 5:30 PM or earlier
    • Bad weather (current or imminent): most likely cancels ride

    Where to Start, Park, and Ride

    • Parking/Start – In the field below the Old Round Church in Richmond (see map). Do not park on the paved road next to the Round Church
    • Rides vary. Links to some routes are listed below but become familiar with the roads beforehand in case of separation from the group. If you decide to drop out or change your route, let someone know beforehand.

    For more details, please see Tues Training Rides.

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  • Sat Training Rides

    Sat Training Rides

    All day
    May 9, 2020

     Specifics for each ride (e.g. start time, weather, parking) are announced through the GMBC email list.

    Start times vary during the year. Riding with front and rear lights is recommended all season.

    For more information, please see Sat Training Rides.

  • Stone Walls and Solar Panels

    Stone Walls and Solar Panels

    9:15 am-9:20 am
    May 9, 2020

    This scenic 30-mile (M) ride goes from Underhill to Cambridge on mostly dirt and gravel roads past a myriad of old stone walls and not so old solar panels. Our midway point is the store at the end of Upper Pleasant Valley Road in Cambridge. If there is sufficient interest, at the end of the ride we can add an extra seven miles roundtrip to Poorhouse Pies in Underhill to share a delicious treat.

    Meeting Place: St. Thomas Church of Underhill, 6 Green Street

  • Introductory Ride

    Introductory Ride

    10:00 am-12:00 pm
    May 9, 2020

    1715-1797 Swift St, South Burlington, VT 05403, USA

    1715-1797 Swift St, South Burlington, VT 05403, USA

    Introductory Ride for new riders. We will go 12-20 miles at a leisurely pace. Our goal is to teach new cyclists the rules of the road and how to ride in a group. Please see Introductory Rides for more information about these rides.

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  • Tues Training Rides

    Tues Training Rides

    All day
    May 12, 2020

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    Start times vary during the year (because of the sunset)!! Riding with front and rear lights is recommended all season.
    • Early season (through April): on the road at 5:30 PM or earlier
    • Prime season (May through August): on the road at 6:00 PM
    • Late season (September until ??): on the road at 5:30 PM or earlier
    • Bad weather (current or imminent): most likely cancels ride

    Where to Start, Park, and Ride

    • Parking/Start – In the field below the Old Round Church in Richmond (see map). Do not park on the paved road next to the Round Church
    • Rides vary. Links to some routes are listed below but become familiar with the roads beforehand in case of separation from the group. If you decide to drop out or change your route, let someone know beforehand.

    For more details, please see Tues Training Rides.

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  • Sat Training Rides

    Sat Training Rides

    All day
    May 16, 2020

     Specifics for each ride (e.g. start time, weather, parking) are announced through the GMBC email list.

    Start times vary during the year. Riding with front and rear lights is recommended all season.

    For more information, please see Sat Training Rides.

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  • Tues Training Rides

    Tues Training Rides

    All day
    May 19, 2020

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    Start times vary during the year (because of the sunset)!! Riding with front and rear lights is recommended all season.
    • Early season (through April): on the road at 5:30 PM or earlier
    • Prime season (May through August): on the road at 6:00 PM
    • Late season (September until ??): on the road at 5:30 PM or earlier
    • Bad weather (current or imminent): most likely cancels ride

    Where to Start, Park, and Ride

    • Parking/Start – In the field below the Old Round Church in Richmond (see map). Do not park on the paved road next to the Round Church
    • Rides vary. Links to some routes are listed below but become familiar with the roads beforehand in case of separation from the group. If you decide to drop out or change your route, let someone know beforehand.

    For more details, please see Tues Training Rides.

  • Practice Crit

    Practice Crit

    5:30 pm-8:00 pm
    May 19, 2020

    101 Watertower Cir, Colchester, VT 05446, USA

    101 Watertower Cir, Colchester, VT 05446, USA

    Please see Practice Crit page for complete information. This is a USA Cycling sanctioned event.

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  • Sat Training Rides

    Sat Training Rides

    All day
    May 23, 2020

     Specifics for each ride (e.g. start time, weather, parking) are announced through the GMBC email list.

    Start times vary during the year. Riding with front and rear lights is recommended all season.

    For more information, please see Sat Training Rides.

  • St. Albans Explorer

    St. Albans Explorer

    9:45 am-9:50 am
    May 23, 2020

    2840 Skunk Hill Rd, Georgia, VT 05478, USA

    2840 Skunk Hill Rd, Georgia, VT 05478, USA

    Light, rolling hills with beautiful views by the lake. The 35-mile (E/M) route goes out to Kill Kare Park and returns while the 50-mile (M) route continues on to Swanton and back. Both rides can break for food at St. Albans Bay.

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  • Tues Training Rides

    Tues Training Rides

    All day
    May 26, 2020

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    457 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    Start times vary during the year (because of the sunset)!! Riding with front and rear lights is recommended all season.
    • Early season (through April): on the road at 5:30 PM or earlier
    • Prime season (May through August): on the road at 6:00 PM
    • Late season (September until ??): on the road at 5:30 PM or earlier
    • Bad weather (current or imminent): most likely cancels ride

    Where to Start, Park, and Ride

    • Parking/Start – In the field below the Old Round Church in Richmond (see map). Do not park on the paved road next to the Round Church
    • Rides vary. Links to some routes are listed below but become familiar with the roads beforehand in case of separation from the group. If you decide to drop out or change your route, let someone know beforehand.

    For more details, please see Tues Training Rides.

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  • Sat Training Rides

    Sat Training Rides

    All day
    May 30, 2020

     Specifics for each ride (e.g. start time, weather, parking) are announced through the GMBC email list.

    Start times vary during the year. Riding with front and rear lights is recommended all season.

    For more information, please see Sat Training Rides.

  • Introductory Ride – 2

    Introductory Ride – 2

    10:00 am-12:00 pm
    May 30, 2020

    1715-1797 Swift St, South Burlington, VT 05403, USA

    1715-1797 Swift St, South Burlington, VT 05403, USA

    Introductory Ride for new riders. We will go 12-20 miles at a leisurely pace. Our goal is to teach new cyclists the rules of the road and how to ride in a group. Please see Introductory Rides for more information about these rides.

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  • Grand Isles Flats

    Grand Isles Flats

    9:15 am-9:20 am
    May 31, 2020

    One of the flattest rides of the season. The 28-mile ride (E/M) circles Grand Isle and includes some dirt. Riders on the 60-mile (M) ride can visit St. Anne’s Shrine (bathrooms and picnic tables but no food) and a fossil bed with a food break at Hero’s Welcome in North Hero.

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Everyone, regardless of membership status, must have a signed GMBC Rider Waiver on record to participate in any GMBC event. You only have to sign ONCE a season and then all rides are covered.

Always click refresh (on your browser bar) to be sure that you are seeing the most recent version of all events. This is especially important for race results and cue sheets! Calendar event dates, times and venues are approximate until schedules are finalized in Spring of each year. Ride times listed are MEET TIMES only because the actual ride time will depend on riders, route chosen, changing weather, etc. Evening training ride start times will vary as the sunset time changes and will be earlier in spring and fall and later in midsummer. Saturday (VP) training rides are the opposite and tend to start earlier in midsummer to allow for longer and cooler rides. Check the latest information on the GMBC email list for the most updated information.

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